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New estimates for breast cancer risk associated with HRTSubscription

New estimates of the increased risks of breast cancer associated with use of different hormone replacement therapy preparations have been published in the BMJ.

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Consistent use of statins linked to reduced risk of cancer deathSubscription

Women who take cholesterol-lowering medicines, who are subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer, colorectal cancer or melanoma, are less likely to die from their cancer if they adhere to their cholesterol medicines, research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has suggested.


Patients taking placebo and statins experience similar side effects Subscription

Patients experience similar side effects taking a placebo as they do taking a statin, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine has suggested.


Warfarin use linked to increased risk of knee and hip replacementSubscription

Use of warfarin is associated with a greater risk of knee and hip replacements compared with use of direct oral anticoagulants, according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting.

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Polypill with aspirin cuts heart attacks and strokes by almost a third, study suggestsSubscription

A polypill combining three blood pressure medicines and a statin, taken with aspirin, reduces the incidence of cardiovascular events occurring in at-risk groups by more than 30%, research has suggested.

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IV antibiotics no more effective than oral for eradicating infection in cystic fibrosis patients, study suggestsSubscription

Intravenous antibiotics are not superior to oral antibiotics for eradicating Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis patients, according to a randomised controlled trial in Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

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